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Matthew Summers

Matthew Summers
Matthew Summers Associate | Calgary
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Representative matters in which Matthew has been involved include:

  • Advising a large multinational corporation in the litigation of breach of contract and negligence claims related to a high-profile commercial construction project

  • Representing a major oil and gas company in the litigation of claims related to the release and remediation of substances at a bulk petroleum storage and transfer facility

  • Acting for a large employer in the investigation and litigation of fraud, theft, breach of fiduciary duty, and other claims against its former employees

  • Litigating the refusal of an insurer to provide coverage to a corporate insured pursuant to a commercial general liability insurance policy

  • Acting for both landlords and tenants in the arbitration of lease audits and renewals pursuant to commercial lease agreements

  • Representing a major Canadian financial institution in the litigation and enforcement of personal guarantees on unpaid corporate loans

  • Acting as Independent Supervising Solicitor in the enforcement of a hybrid Anton Piller/Replevin order as part of a civil fraud investigation

  • Assisting a major multinational corporation with an internal corporate investigation related to regulatory and criminal offences occurring across multiple international jurisdictions

  • Obtaining an injunction for an employer against a disgruntled former employee who refused to relinquish control of corporate property following the termination of his employment

  • Defending a large oil and gas company against charges brought pursuant to Alberta's Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
Awards & Recognition

Matthew is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Ones to Watch – 2022–2023 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
Professional Activities

Matthew is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Advocates' Society.

Matthew also volunteers his time providing pro bono services to the public through the Queen's Bench Amicus and the Civil Claims Duty Counsel programs.

Education

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2018
JD (With Distinction), University of Alberta – 2017
MA (Political Science), University of Western Ontario – 2010
BA (Hon., Political Science), University of Western Ontario – 2008

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